The Alisios Shopping Centre opened at the end of November 2017 in the outskirts of the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is the largest mall of the Canaries, has a variety of shops, restaurants, and other interesting things to see. It has tried to differentiate itself from other shopping centres by having more outdoor areas, and encourages visitors to walk around more, and enjoy eating and drinking in the open air cafes, bars, and restaurants.
Electronics: The German electronics giant Media Markt has opened a big shop there.
Sports gear stores:
Tip: If you’re looking for sports items, there is a massive Decathlon shop right next to this shopping mall.
Supermarket: Hiperdino, the local chain of supermarkets located all across the Canaries, has opened a huge market in this mall
Furniture: Conforama, and the Danish JYSK store
Bars and Restaurants:
Besides fast food chains like KFC, and McDonald’s, there are nearly 2 dozen places to eat meals, tapas, and have plenty of drinks. If you like coffee, then there’s a Starbucks, and a Dunkin Coffee shop.
Cinema: Great cinema, but no use for anyone doesn’t speak Spanish.
Click here to check the floor map and full list of 120 stores (remember to click on BOTH floor buttons, to see what’s going on: “Planta Alta” & “Planta Baja”):
This shopping mall has two timetables: one for shops, and the other for restaurants. Shops are open from ten in the morning, until ten in the night all Mondays to Saturdays (and a few Sundays and holidays during the year). Bars and restaurants have no restrictions and are open every day of the week, from 9 in the morning until midnight. In the weekends (i.e. Friday and Saturdays) they open till 1 a.m.
C/ Hermanos Domínguez Santana S/N,
GC-308 exit number 9, 35018
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Phone number: +34 928 42 31 11
To get to this shopping centre you can take a bus, taxi, or drive there.
If you're driving, all you have to do is to get on the GC-3 motorway and then take exit 9. During certain times of the day, on this motorway, there are bottlenecks and it can take longer to get there, but generally it isn't the case. A better (and direct) road that links this mall to the main motorway will be built in 2018.
Free parking is available, where all the cars can park on the same floor. This makes it easy to search for a parking spot, and to find your car once your going back.
If you want to get there by bus, the best option is to go the San Telmo bus station, and then take one of the following blue buses: 216, 229, 320, 335. There are a couple of yellow buses that go there too, but there is little bit more walking to do, from where they will leave you: 44, 47, 91.
Photo credits: All of these photos were taken by our friend Diego Calvi, a professional photographer with years of experience. He lives and works in Gran Canaria. Check out his Facebook page by clicking here.